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Providing good dental health care for the elderly

If you are a caregiver, it can be a challenge to help your loved one maintain a good oral health routine. . . .

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Long-distance caregiving

Long-distance caregiving presents unique challenges. If you find yourself in the long-distance caregiving role, here is a summary of things to keep in mind. . . .

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Cold weather safety for older adults

Older adults have some special challenges when it comes to staying warm in general. The icy, bitter-cold of winter weather can be all the more challenging — and quite dangerous — for seniors. So it’s important to be aware of cold weather safety for older adults. . . .

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How older adults can get a good night’s sleep

All people need sleep. But older adults have some special needs and concerns when it comes to getting to sleep and getting enough sleep. . . .

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Six unique gift ideas for older adults

Are you having trouble coming up with a good gift for the special older person in your life? Great! This is your opportunity to get creative and look beyond bath salts and fuzzy slippers, and instead, give a gift that your loved one will truly enjoy. Here are six unique gift ideas that you can use to make any day extra-special for the seniors in your life!

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Being open to history

David Hachmeister

One of my “go-to” places when I get discouraged is history. Just traveling back a few decades, let alone centuries, reminds me of how great it is to be alive today. . . .

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Food Safety for older adults

Food safety is important for everyone. But older adults have specific, special needs when it comes to food safety. Read on to learn more about those needs and how to protect yourself and/or your older loved ones from food illnesses. . . .

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Four Chicago radio stations with programming that’s perfect for older adults

According to most historians, the “Golden Age of Radio” ended in the late 1950s. But for a lot of older adults, radio lives on as a favorite way to be entertained and informed. . . .

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Creating a comfortable and safe environment for older adults

They are many things that can be done to make an older adult’s home a comfortable and safe environment — that’s also an easier setting for those providing his or her care as well. The following things can help create a better environment for everyone involved. . . .

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Macular degeneration in older adults

Macular degeneration, also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. Perhaps you have just learned that you or a loved one has AMD. If you are like many people, you probably do not know a lot about the condition nor understand what is going on inside your eyes. . . .

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